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Super Don Quix-ote Super Don Quix-ote - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Super Don Quix-ote - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A witch steals your girlfriend, Isabella, and you, the heroic knight Don Quixote, must rescue her. You travel through odd rooms and outside scenes all animated with your mighty sword and your sidekick Sancho Panza who does nothing on your quest to kill the witch and rescue Isabella.

Super Don Quix-ote was produced by Universal in 1984.

Universal released 52 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Universal was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Universal during the time period Super Don Quix-ote was produced include: Eggs, Mr. Do! Vs. Unicorns, Mr. Do!'s Castle, Go Go Coaster, Mr. Do! (Yankee DO!), Adventure Mr. Do!, La Cible, Do! Run Run, Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride, and Jumping Jack


Name Super Don Quix-ote
Developer Universal (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9890
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class Universal
External Device LDP - Pioneer LDV-1000
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Sword
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Super Don Quix-ote Side Art Image

Game Introduction

The idea for this animated laserdisc game comes from the movies and novels about Don Quixote, the legendary Spanish knight. In this game, the character looks very young and does not have a mustache. Also, he has a sword for a weapon and his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza follows him around although he does nothing to assist the hero.

An assortment of mythical creatures including demons, dragons, skeletons and so on are encountered throughout the game. The game ends when Don Quixote kills the evil witch and rescues Isabella.

Game Play

The game play is very similar to Dragon's Lair.

Super Don Quix-ote KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.61 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.50

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 2.67

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music -1.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Super Don Quix-ote Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,161 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 17 known instances of this machine owned by Super Don Quix-ote collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Super Don Quix-ote.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 178; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 178; Color photo

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